talv falco & his panther burns, killer awesome fuckin choice or what

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saw em my last night in london, a favourite of mine for oh i dunno 20 years...whoa they were GOOD

duane, Wednesday, 29 October 2003 13:33 (sixteen years ago) link

set incl. : raunchy, endless sleep, funnel of love, fire of love, where the rio de rosa flows, white silver sands, snake drive feat. a DRUM SOLO OMG, over & over (world we knew) (as popularised by frank sinatra), dateless night, train kept a rollin', brazil, bangkok, girl after girl by troy shondell especially for maryann...oh boy it was so great. i didnt see any of you sq's there, you sq's. my friend jayne saw bobby gillespie there, so did i i guess but i didnae recognise him. MAN IT WAS GOOD!

doorag, Wednesday, 29 October 2003 13:39 (sixteen years ago) link

so what's yr fav panther burns album, mine'd be "behind the magnolia curtain" equal with "the world we knew" i think

duane, Wednesday, 29 October 2003 13:42 (sixteen years ago) link

thread title shd be "TAV FALCO & HIS etc" oops sorry

d, Wednesday, 29 October 2003 13:44 (sixteen years ago) link

& tonite i'm back in dunedin & i just saw THE PUDDLE! i don't know if yr familiar with them but they are 1 of my ultra favs too. they covered "man of the world"! by peter green! it was so great!!

dzzz, Wednesday, 29 October 2003 13:46 (sixteen years ago) link

but that's another thread i guess

dzx, Wednesday, 29 October 2003 13:47 (sixteen years ago) link

hi duane!

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 29 October 2003 13:50 (sixteen years ago) link

not to be confused with

dizzy d, Wednesday, 29 October 2003 13:55 (sixteen years ago) link

hi julio, you shoulda made it to that show man!
anyway hey it was good meeting you (& mark the s. & andrew the l. & tracer the h. & starry the s. & tim & all them katz even the ones i didnt really talk to, hi all yall & thank you for yr part in my london england experience! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ !!!!!

duANe, Wednesday, 29 October 2003 14:00 (sixteen years ago) link

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duane, Wednesday, 29 October 2003 14:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Is it a coincidence this thread sits next to "TS: Falco vs Taco?" I guess it must be, but still...funny.

Grt choice indeed though. I've never seen em, but my fave would be "The World We Knew" alongside the "Shake Rag" and "Sugar Ditch" EPs.

M Specktor (M Specktor), Wednesday, 29 October 2003 16:10 (sixteen years ago) link


Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Wednesday, 29 October 2003 16:28 (sixteen years ago) link

hey duane great meeting you too.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 30 October 2003 00:27 (sixteen years ago) link

shame i missed the gig but there's too much going on really.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 30 October 2003 00:28 (sixteen years ago) link

i wish he'd played "ode to sheetar". the drummer was ridiculously foxy. she prolly coulda BEEN sheetar.

cameron, Thursday, 30 October 2003 13:54 (sixteen years ago) link

search: tav falco backing alex chilton on "train kept a rollin'" on numerous "lost-era" chilton bootlegs.

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 31 October 2003 00:50 (sixteen years ago) link

search: tina, the go-go queen. Yes!

pauls00, Friday, 31 October 2003 03:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Hey Duane good to hear you made it back to NZ in one piece - come back soon!

A friend of mine once bought a signed(!) Tav Falco alb for two quid from the rec and tape - boy was i jealous

Andrew L (Andrew L), Friday, 31 October 2003 08:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Not that I'm that fussed abt signed recs, but still...

Andrew L (Andrew L), Friday, 31 October 2003 08:17 (sixteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

I have fond memories of seeing Tav Falco & the Panther Burns live once. Quite a character.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 18 August 2011 04:13 (nine years ago) link

oh rad. even just for his photos.
maybe slightly anxious to see how much of it's written with the dramatic flourish he shoots for onstage but he has been in all the right places for a long time.

sweatpants life trajectory (schlump), Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:33 (nine years ago) link

Playing London soon

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:39 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

Pretty great performance of "Train Kept A Rollin" but Marge Thrasher's interview that follows on this clip is just too much. Tav is so quotable.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 11 October 2013 23:14 (six years ago) link

From certain angles, Tav looks a lot like Bobby Bittman.

Gallucci Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 October 2013 19:27 (six years ago) link

That was some interview

curmudgeon, Sunday, 13 October 2013 23:15 (six years ago) link

Nice to see that performance. He talks about it in the book Ghosts Behind the Sun.
I don't think it sounded that out there apart from that electronic scree.
Didn't think noise had become that much more the norm that I'd be that oblivious to it. maybe the playing otherwise was a bit slack, but this is '79 not '53 or something.

Stevolende, Monday, 14 October 2013 09:25 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

axel chitlun

rip van wanko, Thursday, 30 October 2014 22:04 (five years ago) link

yeah that clip is all time

I dunno. (amateurist), Friday, 31 October 2014 04:36 (five years ago) link

the LP "the world we knew" is really fantastic, i listen to that once every week or two

I dunno. (amateurist), Friday, 31 October 2014 04:37 (five years ago) link

I really like live sets by the band with George Reineke in the lineup. Not sure when he joined but a lot of what I have is around '89.
He had a deformed hand but was a smoking guitarist.

I just saw a review for a new compilation cd Tav did of lost r'n'r greats I think. It's in the current Wire but may be others elsewhere I haven't seen yet.

Stevolende, Friday, 31 October 2014 08:49 (five years ago) link

hmm, do you recall the title?

I dunno. (amateurist), Saturday, 1 November 2014 22:11 (five years ago) link

Let me Google that for you...

Tav Falco's Wonderful World Of Musical And Exotic Obscurities

It looks pretty good, even if it does start with the overly familiar (and admittedly insanely brilliant) Johnny Burnett Train Kept A Rollin.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 1 November 2014 22:29 (five years ago) link

yeah, one reason that clip upthread's so weird is the host lady acting like tav's this extreme noise assault or something when the johnny burnett original is way more unhinged and aggressive.....

m0stlyClean, Sunday, 2 November 2014 00:35 (five years ago) link

sure, the burnette original is louder and fiercer and in some ways more raucous but panther burns' version is pretty in your face with the electronic squalls and beeps and the out of tune vocals. it's clearly rockabilly filtered through a post-punk sensibility and it's no surprise the host didn't get it.

I dunno. (amateurist), Sunday, 2 November 2014 02:34 (five years ago) link

i mean if there's a vein of rockabilly that tav's channeling here it's the "outsider" stuff of hasil adkins, stardust cowboy, etc.

i love how he responds to her needling. "well, the best of the worst."

I dunno. (amateurist), Sunday, 2 November 2014 02:36 (five years ago) link

also it's so fucking great that this was on the morning show. if i woke up at 7 AM and saw this on TV i'd cry tears of joy.

I dunno. (amateurist), Sunday, 2 November 2014 02:40 (five years ago) link

Burnette is a cover too. Is great version and I love a lot of the Burnette stuff from this era. There's a great Charly cd with most of it that's dead cheap.
Paul Burlison the guitarist has been cited as an influence by Richard Thompson among others. Though I think Tav or somebody in Ghosts Behind The Sun says the guitar was actually played by somebody else.
I think the original version of the song is a jump blues by Tiny Bradshaw. Think that's pretty wild itself.

Stevolende, Sunday, 2 November 2014 08:30 (five years ago) link

dunno: fair enough, tav's pretty freaky for breakfast tv....

stevo: had no idea, thanks for the tip, tiny bradshaw is great stuff!

m0stlyClean, Sunday, 2 November 2014 17:37 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

Tav Falco has a new Christmas album out where he does Christmas standards with a band including Mike Watt from the Minutemen on bass

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 December 2018 16:16 (one year ago) link

A moderator still needs to fix the spelling in the thread title

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 December 2018 16:19 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Look out! 🧐We're coming to your town. pic.twitter.com/FEE7l4XyNl

— TAV FALCO (@tavofalco) April 7, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:15 (one year ago) link

Nice! Been 20+ years since I saw him at the Lone Star Roadhouse. Might have to go back.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:22 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...


Maresn3st, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 18:35 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

their cover of "Bourgeois Blues" is astonishing

juntos pedemos (Euler), Monday, 13 January 2020 17:33 (eight months ago) link

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